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SKA - Dynamo Moscow. Introducing the opponents

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PREVIOUS MEETINGS

This season, SKA and Dynamo Moscow have met on three previous occasions, with our team emerging victorious every time:

19.09.2019. Dynamo Moscow - SKA - 0:2 (Rundblad 22:58, Karpov 37:35)

28.09.2019. SKA - Dynamo Moscow - 4:1 (Lehtera 14:20, 56:07, Ketov 22:23, Plotnikov 08:23; Petersson 33:32)

09.12.2019. Dynamo Moscow - SKA - 2:3 SO (Igumnov 06:48, Alexeev 48:18; Kagarlitsky 30:20, Yakupov 42:05, Ketov 65:00 SO)

CURRENT FORM

Unlike SKA, Dynamo Moscow have made a positive start to 2020, defeating Kunlun Red Star (2:0), Spartak Moscow (3:0), Amur (4:2) and Salavat Yulaev Ufa (4:3), while conceding the one defeat to reigning KHL champions CSKA Moscow (1:4). Playing with confidence, Vladimir Krikunov's troops have risen to second position of the Western Conference with 64 points from 48 games, but it must be noted that fourth-placed SKA do have two matches in hand. SKA will overtake Dynamo Moscow with a victory in Saint Petersburg today.

SKA have started the new calendar year with two disappointing losses to Jokerit (0:6) and Spartak Moscow (1:3) and the one victory against Dinamo Minsk (4:1). All three of the games in question were played on the road. Jokerit, in joint third spot of the Western Conference, are tied on 63 points with SKA.

SKA - Dynamo Moscow. Introducing the opponents

POINTS LEADERS IN LAST FIVE KHL MATCHES

Andre Petersson: 8 (4+4) points

Dmitrij Jaskin: 7 (2+5) points

Vadim Shipachyov: 5 (2+3) points

Vadim, who won two KHL Gagarin Cup championships with SKA in the past, is enjoying an excellent season with Dynamo, tallying 53 (14+39) points in 48 appearances. Teemu Pulkkinen, a recent arrival from Dinamo Minsk in Belarus, has picked up three (2+1) points in his maiden five Dynamo Moscow matches.

Experienced Finn Juuso Hietanen is their most productive defenseman with 31 (13+18) points to his name in the regular season. Michal Cajkovsky isn't far behind with 26 (7+19) points.

First choice goalkeeper, Ivan Bocharov, boasts a 93.7% save percentage, a goals against average of 1.85 and five shutouts. Veteran goaltender Alexander Yeryomenko has only competed in 12 games (91.5%, 2.82).

START TIME

Puck drop at the Saint Petersburg Ice Palace is scheduled for 17:00 local time. KHL TV will provide a live broadcast in Russia, while you can also catch text updates on our official Twitter account.

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